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Carroll Shelby's Legacy Honored: The Limited-Production Diamond Edition Shelby Cobra Race Car Sets A New Standard for Car Collectors



In the world of collectible automobiles, the Diamond Edition Shelby Cobra by Classic Recreations stands out as the epitome of exclusivity and legacy. The officially licensed Shelby Cobra (serial numbers CSX 4521-4530) celebrates 60 years of the Cobra and Carroll Shelby's iconic heritage. 


Only 10 of these re-engineered cars will ever be manufactured, making the Diamond Edition Shelby Cobra a collector's dream, a testament to unparalleled craftsmanship, and an extension of Shelby's legacy. For 10 discerning collectors, this Shelby Cobra represents the pinnacle of automotive excellence, a significant icon in motorsports history, and a car that will be proudly passed from generation to generation.



The Diamond Edition Cobra was developed by starting with the question, How would Carroll build his most storied race car using today's technology? With that as our starting point, our team painstakingly reimagined, re-engineered, and recreated this one-of-a-kind vehicle to carry forward the legacy and vision of one of the world's greatest car builders. In its new form, this Shelby Cobra successfully marries 60 years of legacy with heart-pounding power and unmatched performance enabled by aerospace-grade, pre-preg carbon fiber and today's newest automotive performance technology.


Experienced from the driver's seat, it is evident that the Cobra's luxurious finish defines excellence. It is immediately obvious that Classic Recreations has spared no expense. Bespoke elements, including upholstery stitching and custom designed heritage gauges precisely matching the exterior color, make this a showpiece that rivals any collectible car in the world. The redesign also included a wider foot box and lengthened luxury seating to please even the most discerning driver. Classic Recreations' meticulous attention to detail is evident in every stitch and surface. 

Priced at $1.2 million, the Diamond Edition Shelby Cobra is reserved for an exclusive group of collectors. As evidence of the provenance of this automobile and a symbol of exclusivity, each Diamond Edition Cobra features a commemorative badge on its dash to forever identify the car as a part of the limited 10-car collection. Each badge will include the car's serial number and 10 natural diamonds, with one significantly larger diamond to denote the number of the car in the series. Each owner will possess a piece of history and a tribute to the unyielding spirit of innovation epitomized by Carroll Shelby.


The flawlessly finished carbon fiber body, weighing a mere 88 pounds, is paired with a modern powerplant capable of generating over 900 hp and a MoTeC ECU (Engine Control Unit) that optimizes engine performance and handling. This combination propels the Cobra into a new era of performance while paying tribute to a legendary design that made Shelby Cobras among the most sought-after cars ever made. 


The Diamond Edition Shelby Cobra's race chassis and custom-designed cantilever suspension was designed in collaboration with Schwartz Performance, ensuring this Cobra handles with the precision and agility of a modern supercar. The re-engineered geometry enhances stability, weight transfer and responsiveness, making it as formidable on the track as on a showroom floor. Classic Recreations' reimagined and re-engineered version of the Cobra elevates this car beyond collectible and into a true icon of motorsports legacy built for those few enthusiasts who understand rarity and demand the best.


For collectors of limited-edition automobiles or performance drivers, the Classic Recreations Diamond Edition Shelby Cobra is an unparalleled investment in legacy and luxury. The eight (8) remaining are the ultimate collector's trophy. Allocation requests can be submitted via Classic-Recreations.com or by calling the Company directly at 469-833-9600.


About Classic Recreations:  WE DON'T BORROW LEGACY. WE BUILD IT. 

Classic Recreations builds iconic Carbon Fiber 1965 Shelby Cobras, Carbon Fiber Shelby GT500CR Mustangs, and 69-70 Ford Mustangs for discerning Collectors Worldwide. The Company proudly introduced the American Heart Association Life is Why Centennial Edition Carbon Fiber Shelby GT500CR and has the licensing rights to manufacture the 60th Anniversary Carbon Fiber Shelby Cobra Race Car. 


Founded in 2005 with innovation, craftsmanship, performance, and legacy at the core of its ethos, Classic Recreations is one of the world's most innovative high-performance car builders. Classic Recreations' skilled technicians painstakingly handcraft every car to client specifications under rigorous standards in the Company's 60,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility in Dallas/Fort Worth. Classic Recreations cars are designed to be driven hard and embody performance, luxury and art on wheels.

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